Trump Family Suit to Block Niece's Tell-All Tossed by Court

Carla Harmon
July 1, 2020

Robert Trump filed the suit Tuesday in Queens probate court, arguing that the book's publication would violate confidentiality agreements relating to the settlement of the will of Fred Trump, the president's father.

An online description of her book, "Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man", says it reveals "a nightmare of traumas, destructive relationships, and a tragic combination of neglect and abuse".

The Trump family's efforts to squash a much anticipated tell-all book from the president's niece fell short in a Queens County court in NY today as Judge Peter J. Kelly dismissed their lawsuit.

"She's not allowed to write a book", Trump told Axios.

According to Simon & Schuster, the memoir "shines a bright light on the dark history" of the president's family.


Mary Trump has expressed opposition to her uncle on Twitter and was reportedly a key source for the New York Times' Pulitzer-winning reporting on Trump family tax affairs. "Therefore, Robert Trump will proceed with the filing of a new lawsuit in the New York State Supreme Court". "This issue as a result was filed in that court".

The Tuesday submitting in the Queens County Surrogate court in NY had argued that Mary Trump's ebook for Simon & Schuster, which was also mentioned as a defendant, broke a confidentiality arrangement.

"The court has promptly and correctly held that it lacks jurisdiction to grant the Trump family's baseless request to suppress a book of utmost public importance", Theodore Boutrous, Mary Trump's lawyer, tweeted Thursday. Mary and Fred's father, Fred Trump Jr., had died in 1984, and they said they had been shortchanged in his will thanks to the family's machinations.

The Trump family's efforts to squash a much anticipated tell-all book from the president's niece fell short in a Queens County court in NY on Thursday as Judge Peter J. Kelly

President Donald Trump's younger brother, Robert Trump, had sought a restraining order alleging that the author, Mary Trump, was violating a nondisclosure agreement dating back to an inheritance dispute in the family. "You know, when we settled with her and her brother, who I do have a good relationship with - she's got a brother, Fred, who I do have a good relationship with, but when we settled, she has a total. signed a nondisclosure".


Simon & Schuster said in a statement that it is "confident we will prevail should there be further efforts to stifle this publication".

The motion filed earlier this week sought an injunction to prevent Mary Trump and the book's publisher, Simon & Schuster, from releasing it, as scheduled, in July.

She's described as a trained clinical psychologist, with a PhD from the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies.

The Trump administration not too long ago took authorized action in an attempt to block the notify-all book of John Bolton, the former countrywide safety advisor.

Mary Trump spent much of her childhood in her grandparents' large, imposing house in the heart of Queens, New York, where Donald and his four siblings grew up.


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